| Hipsters & Hassids on Shtetl
What happens when two Jewish worlds – Hassidic and secular – live side by side in a trendy, mutli-cultural neighbourhood of Montreal?
Tune in this week to Shtetl on the Shortwave with guest Mark Slutsky: local writer, and director of the comedic short film Sorry, Rabbi. Starring Jessica Pare and Jacob Tierny, Sorry, Rabbi explores the relationship between a secular Mile End Jew and his Hassidic neighbours following a misunderstanding that occurs on their shared street.
Also, in keeping with this week’s theme, The Mile End Chavurah and ShtetlMontreal.com proudly present BABEL: Jews and Neighbours in Mile End, a discussion about the delicate relationship between the Hasidic community of Outremont/Mile End and its secular neighbours – both Jewish and non-Jewish. Join the conversation with panelists Shauna van Praagh, McGill Law Professor specializing in religion and law, Mayer Feig, spokesperson for a local Hasidic synagogue; and Mireille Silcoff, National Post columnist and founding editor of Guilt & Pleasure Quartely.
Finally, word out to Jason Rosenblatt and to all the amazing musicians who are rocking our city this week at The Montreal Jewish Music Festival
. Tonight is your last chance to check out world class acts like Andy Statman
, legendary bluegrass mandolinist at The Rialto, and the closing party with DJs at The Sala Rossa.
Thanks for making Shtetl your source for alternative Jewish arts culture!